Airgas, Inc. has announced that the Board of Directors increased the quarterly cash dividend on the company's common stock to $0.09 per share from $0.07. The dividend will be payable June 29, 2007 to shareholders of record as of June 15, 2007.

$quot;We continue to increase our dividend commensurate with earnings and cash flow, while still investing for long-term growth,$quot; commented Airgas Chairman and CEO Peter McCausland. $quot;The fundamental strength of our business is helping return additional value to shareholders.$quot;